Sir Alex Ferguson bursts out laughing when requested about Spurs title possibilities
It’s not the primary time Ferguson has expressed his views on the north Londoners; 15 years in the past, he famously rallied his personal gamers with the phrase ‘Lads, it is Tottenham’ to say their superiority. Fast ahead to right this moment, and it appears Ferguson’s opinion of Spurs hasn’t modified a lot.
He made the declare at Newbury Racecourse, simply earlier than Postecoglou’s squad secured an exciting last-minute victory over Brighton, transferring them as much as fourth within the desk. Brennan Johnson slotted house within the 96th minute to safe the comeback after Pape Matar Sarr equalised following Pascal Gross’ first-half penalty for the Seagulls.
That win additional widened the hole between Spurs and Ferguson’s beloved United, who play afterward Sunday. Erik ten Hag‘s facet head to Aston Villa, hoping to maintain their slim probabilities of Champions League qualification alive.
Despite being 9 factors behind fourth-placed Spurs, Ferguson nonetheless believes Postecoglou’s workforce is way from competing for prime honours. When requested by Sky Sports’ Matt Chapman if he reckoned Spurs will ever bag the Premier League title, Ferguson could not assist however chuckle, replying (through the Mirror): “No!”
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He added: “No, ’61 was the final time they received it – properly, that is a very long time. The opposition right this moment with Liverpool and Manchester City being so highly effective within the Premier League. Even for United now, we’re having to combat.”
When quizzed if Spurs have been extra prone to win a league title earlier than United nab one other one, he responded firmly: “No chance!”
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Under the management of Ten Hag, United have had a troublesome season, already shedding 9 of their 23 league matches. They’re a large 14 factors behind native rivals and ‘noisy neighbours’ City, who sit second in the intervening time.
United’s final title triumph got here below Ferguson himself greater than a decade in the past when he steered the membership to the 2013 trophy earlier than calling time on his profession. The closest they’ve come since then was in 2021, when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer led the membership to second place, 12 factors behind champions City.